Historical places to visit in the Cotswolds

Cotswolds History The Cotswolds (AONB) incorporates many locations of historical interest, such as Bath, Cheltenham, and Cirencester – the Roman Capital of The Cotswolds. Other places of note, such as Shakespeare’s home, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the important academic seat of Oxford, sit just outside its borders. For those who love to steep themselves in history, there […]

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Places to stay near Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton Estate Horse Trials and Events Badminton Estate is home to some of our favourite Cotswold events including Badminton Horse Trials, taking place from Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th May 2024. One of the best equestrian sporting events in the world, you can enjoy the international competition kicking off with the horse inspection and the […]

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A Downton Abbey Day Out in the Cotswolds

A Downton Abbey Day Out in the Cotswolds There’s no better time to revisit your favourite Downton moments by exploring filming locations right here in the Cotswolds. Let’s start with Downton Village, better known to us as Bampton. You can also browse our places to stay near Downton Abbey in Bampton. St Mary’s Church Home […]

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What to do in the Cotswolds

With an area spanning just over 800 square miles, you won’t be stuck wondering what to do in the Cotswolds. Here’s a taster of what’s on in the Cotswolds this Spring / Summer season. April/June From May through to September the stunning open-air Amphitheatre at Berrybank Park will stage a selection of theatre, concerts, comedy […]

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10 Things to Do in Chipping Norton, Cotswolds

What to do in Chipping Norton Chipping Norton, nestled in the north of the picturesque Cotswolds, offers visitors a delightful blend of charming countryside vistas, cultural attractions, and culinary delights. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Chipping Norton has something for everyone. Here are ten must-visit places and activities to make the most of your […]

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Mechanical Art and Design Museum in Stratford-Upon-Avon

Visit the MAD Museum in Stratford-Upon-Avon Now in it’s 11th year and firmly established as the country’s main hub for mechanical art, this one-of-a-kind museum features a huge range of moving, interactive art and automata that are both fascinating and mesmerizing. MAD is located in the heart of Stratford-Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The […]

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Where can I go on holiday with my Dog in the UK?

Holidays where dogs are welcome The Cotswolds is one of my favourite dog friendly places to visit, not least because of all the wonderful walks and stunning scenery, but also because there is so much to see and do without leaving your furry friend behind. Here are some of my favourites: Head to Cotswold Wildlife […]

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February half term fun in the Cotswolds. Top 10 attractions

February half term fun in the Cotswolds – Our Top 10 attractions All children need to be entertained so knowing what and where the kid friendly attractions are when you’re on holiday is always useful! Fortunately, the Cotswolds has lots to offer people of all ages, in February half term. From car collections, through to […]

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10 Things to do in Faringdon

What To Do In Faringdon The historic market town of Faringdon is situated in the Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire which borders the Cotswolds along the South Easterly edge. Here are our top 10 fun things to do near Faringdon. 1. Lord Berners Signs Take a walk around town and look out for the curious […]

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A Day Out at Blenheim Palace

A Day Out at Blenheim Palace Come rain or shine, Blenheim Palace is breath-takingly beautiful and a must-see destination in the Cotswolds. Built in 1705, Blenheim Palace has over 300 years of history to explore and as the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, no history lovers will be left disappointed! Although don’t misunderstand, Blenheim has […]

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Our favourite Sunday lunch spots in Oxford and Oxfordshire

Sunday Lunch in Oxford and Oxfordshire There is nothing we like more than a traditional Sunday lunch in a quintessential Cotswold pub – after all we think we’ve got the best selection in the country! In this article we’re focussing on the Oxfordshire area of the Cotswolds, stopping off in Burford. First up is The […]

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Top 10 Markets in the Cotswolds 

Cotswold Market Days The Cotswolds is an amazing place for foodies with its award-winning local produce serving Michelin star restaurants, pubs and cafes. You don’t even have to venture on a Cotswold night out to try this delicious food, you can enjoy it in the comfort of your cottage by shopping at a local Cotswold […]

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Dog Friendly Holidays in the Cotswolds

Reasons to Book Pet Friendly Cottages in the Cotswolds Who needs the hassle of arranging doggy daycare or a pet passport? A Cotswolds holiday is certainly cheaper than going abroad and the gorgeous scenery paired with some of the great weather we’ve been having makes it the perfect spot for dog friendly holidays in the […]

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